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  • Rack & Gorge

  • River and Rainforest

  • Queenstown Explorer

The Experiences

Queenstown-Dubbil Barril-Queenstown

A half-day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack and pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.

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Strahan – Dubbil Barril – Strahan

Enjoy a relaxing steam train journey that departs from the original harbourside Regatta Point Station in Strahan. Take in the fabulous harbour views as the train follows the foreshore and then the river as you journey deep into the rainforest. Marvel at the engineering feats as the train crosses the many bridges, including the formidable iron bridge, one of the two major river crossings on the line.

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Disclaimer:
On the rare occasions that our steam locomotives are not operable, heritage diesel locomotives will be used instead.

Strahan – Queenstown – Strahan

A full-day return steam train journey that includes the King River Gorge, the “rack” section of the railway track, magnificent rainforest and all stations along the way. The train stops in Queenstown for one hour allowing passengers to explore the historic mining town and discover the region’s rich history with a guided or self-guided tour. With so much to discover you will return to Strahan having experienced this remarkable railway and its triumph over adversity.

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Disclaimer:
On the rare occasions that our steam locomotives are not operable, heritage diesel locomotives will be used instead.

01 September 2015 - 24 December 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9.00am-1.00pm Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge
1.00pm-5.00pm River and Rainforest River and Rainforest
8.30am-5.30pm Queenstown Explorer

1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8.30am-5.30pm Queenstown Explorer
9.00am-1.00pm Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge
1.00pm-5.00pm River and Rainforest River and Rainforest

1 June 2016 - 31 August 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10.00am - 2.00pm Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge
10.00am - 2.00pm River and Rainforest River and Rainforest River and Rainforest

1 September 2016 - 24 December 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9.00am - 1.00pm Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge
1.00pm - 5.00pm River and Rainforest River and Rainforest River and Rainforest
8.30am - 5.30pm Queenstown Explorer Queenstown Explorer

History That Moves You

The Journey

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  • Museum
  • Cafe
  • Shop

View Larger Map Hobart to Queenstown – 3.5/4 hours

View Larger Map Launceston Queenstown – 3.5/4 hours

View Larger Map Devonport to Queenstown – 2 hours

View Larger Map Cradle Mountain to Queenstown – 1.5 hours

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